Graded Technique classes are for dancers age 9 and up who love to dance. Advancement is based on correct placement, skill mastery, and instructor recommendation-not by age-which means all classes have a variety of age levels. Students spend an average of two years at each level before mastering the skills to advance. Students receive annual skills tests. In addition to Graded Technique classes, extend your dancing experience with Specialty Classes.
Expand your performance opportunity with Performance Company.
Miss Kylie returned to MDU in 2015 after graduating from Belhaven University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and a minor in accounting. She is the Director of our Award Winning Performance Company! She has worked with choreographers associated with Complexions, Ad Deum, Inaside Chicago, and Limon Dance Company. Her favorite dance role was in Pitch Perfect 2.
Miss Tiffany grew up dancing at MDU and has many teaching since 2008. She is an award winning choreographer. Miss Tiffany is proficient in all styles of dance and has a passion for seeing students develop their God-given talents in a nurturing environment.
Miss Krisa is another MDU grad who returned to the studio following college graduation. She is a jazz and hip hop specialist and the former coach of the award winning UW-Green Bay dance team. She has been teaching at MDU since 2007.
Miss Beth has been dancing for 20 years. Her favorite genres include tap, musical theatre, and contemporary. Beth shared her love for performing for many years as a member of MDU’s Performance Company. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Elementary Education and Spanish. She has danced with Ingredients Dance Company in Texas and has taught at MDU since 2014.
Mr. Dennis grew up studying ballet at Maple Conservatory of Dance in California. He graduated from Belhaven University with a BFA in dance and has danced professionally with Ballet Mississippi and Filter Dance Company. Additionally, he has four years of experience in Martial Arts. Mr. Dennis has taught at MDU since 2015.
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Miss Alex has been teaching at MDU since 2012. She is a ballet and tap specialist with a love for children. She is a graduate of Winona State University. She is also a rehearsal assistant for Ballet La Crosse.
Miss Alexia has studied various styles of dance, but has a special love of Hip Hop and Lyrical. She is a former member of MDU’s Performance Company and currently leads our Steps of Praise program in which dancers can share their love of God through dance. Miss Alexia enjoys working with children of all ages to help them grow as dancers and individuals. She has been teaching at MDU since 2014.